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Re: Re: New seedlings blooming today
  • Subject: Re: Re: New seedlings blooming today
  • From: "Michael Sutton" <orders@suttoniris.com>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 14:15:38 -0800



since the stalks started showing it has only been down to about 28 degrees F.  Earlier in the year it was down to the low twenties, not near our bottom end but definitely enough to stop bloom.  All flowers that are currently blooming right now started sending up stalks about 2 to 3 weeks after the low 20s.  We get a lot of fog after rains (and there has been a lot of rain this year), helps to keep temperatures above freezing but makes for dark and cold days.  temperature will be 33 in the morning and reach a high of 37 to maybe 40.  so the stalks that started showing in late Nov and early Dec have been slowly developing, takes about three months for them to open.  typically plants that rebloom after freezes have a better chance of rebloom in colder climates  but the data is thin so I wouldn't say it is an absolute or even the norm until more info is collected. Also...foliage is still very short and winter-like....maybe 4-5  inches tall but increase is strong on every plant that is blooming right now.  don't know if that helps any but its about all I have.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2010 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: New seedlings blooming today


You are indeed geting neat colours in these lines.

What is the coldest it got over winter? Such that bloomstalks survived?

The plants that rebloom on late growth like these, do they rebloom in places whith shorter growing seasons?

Chuck Chapman

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Sutton <orders@suttoniris.com>
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tue, Mar 2, 2010 12:21 pm
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: New seedlings blooming today

thanks Linda,
sorry about all the snow....we are getting tons of (much needed) rain this year and it is much cooler then usual so things are behind for us.  attached is Mtn. Sunrise and Fall Enterprise...just out of curiosity does anyone on this list have either or both of these iris?
Mike Sutton

And all we get is new snow falling today - at least the reticulatas are
starting to open.

You are getting lots of gorgeous (to me) patterns now, Mike. Good job.
Do you happen to have photos of parents of both you could post?
Rather than ask for an explanation of the genetics involved...

<couple of interesting (to me) seedlings blooming right now. both sent
up stalks last Oct. that were frozen out. these show some cold damage
but were still able to open OK. Nice breeding additions to our
reblooming stock, i can see some potential in both.

first one is out Mtn. Sunrise lines, second is out of Fall Enterprise

Linda Mann
east TN

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